You are asked to assess a head injury and assign a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)score.
Discuss the anatomy of the brachial plexus and cervical vertebrae.
Discuss the interpretation of skewed distributions.
You are shown a picture of an entonox cylinder and asked questions about pressures, the two-stage regulator and the physical properties of gases.
5. Simulator manikin
Demonstrate your treatment of atrial fibrillation with an ECG showing left ventricular hypertrophy on a simulator manikin.
You are shown a chest X-ray from a pigeon fancier, showing pulmonary fibrosis.
You are asked to check a Bains circuit and are asked questions on capnography.
8. Communication skills
You are asked to order blood products via a telephone conversation with an awkward lab person.
Demonstrate how to check an epidural kit before insertion.
10. Anaesthetic monitoring & measuring equipment/hazards
You are shown a picture of patient hooked up to electronic equipment.
- What are the microshock risks?
- How would you shield equipment for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?
- You are asked to identify some electrical symbols.
11. Data interpretation
You are shown some blood gas results showing metabolic acidosis in a young woman with sepsis and pneumonia, and are asked some true/false questions.
You are asked to examine a man’s chest. There are signs of tension/pneumothorax.
- Demonstrate how you would insert a chest drain.
- What are the complications?